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The Sober World has many articles related to a person’s psychological and emotional well-being who are struggling with mental health disorders. We provide information on different co-occurring disorders, such as bi-polar disorder, depression, trauma, PTSD, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and where they can go for help. Learn about different medications, and how to communicate with someone struggling with mental health.

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COPING WITH PANIC

Most individuals have experienced panic at some point in their lives. Experiencing a feeling of panic can be very scary, especially at times like these, with the COVID-19 pandemic on every...
OVERCOMING ADDICTION FOR THOSE ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM

OVERCOMING ADDICTION FOR THOSE ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM

Serving others produce a chemical reaction in your body that makes you feel a natural high and better about yourself. Recent research studies have shown that people with autism who drink or...
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SPIRITUAL CONFUSION: A ROADBLOCK TO RECOVERY

Spirituality is considered to be a critical component to achieving a successful recovery. In fact, it’s the cornerstone of most 12-Step programs. It’s also a concept that’s frequently misunderstood, which can...
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THOSE WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE NEED EXTRA SUPPORT DURING SOCIAL DISTANCING

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), within the past five years, “27 million Americans reported dependence or misuse of illicit or prescription drugs.” As the nation is called upon to...
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Seven Reasons Addiction and Trauma Are Related – A Strong Relationship

The field of addiction is becoming more and more aware of the connection between addiction and trauma. This relationship is a vital one. Research has proven this. Studies have shown that...
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DEPRESSION AND ADDICTION

Many individuals with addiction to alcohol or other drugs also suffer from co-occurring depressive disorders. When someone has both disorders independently of the other, each is considered a “primary disorder.” Alternatively,...
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Addiction Alongside Other Mental Health Disorders

Addiction to drugs or alcohol often coexists with one or more other mental health conditions. A 2018 study found that nearly 48% of American adults with a substance use disorder had...
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Codependent? Reclaiming Our Losses Step by Step

You may have seen the cartoon of a person reflecting, “Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most.” As a codependent, I know that of all the...
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Substance Use and Risk-taking Behaviors – What Parents Need to Know

“It could be the ugliest person in the world; someone we wouldn’t think twice about if we were sober, but we’d go to bed with if we were high or intoxicated.”...
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Escaping The Prison Of Negative Thinking

Negative thinking is capable of penetrating the healthiest of minds. It knows no allies or friends. While it may be fostered in the mind of an individual; it can become a...

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